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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The Latest

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OVERVIEW:

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 or COVID-19 (formerly referred to as 2019 Novel Coronavirus or 2019-nCoV) is a new respiratory virus that was first identified in Wuhan, China in December of 2019. The City of Boston and BPHC have extended the public health emergency declaration until further notice

Boston's Latest Numbers (As of July 30, 2021): (Updated Monday-Friday)

  • 72,205 confirmed cases 

  • 69,824 recovered

  • 1,399 deaths


Boston Race/Ethnicity Case Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Known Cases

Percentage of Known Cases

Asian/PI

4,044

6%

Black/African-American

16,318

25%

Latinx/Hispanic

19,773

30%

Other

4,037

6%

White

22,344

34%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Cases in Boston

66,516

92.1% of total cases in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Cases in Boston 

72,205

 


Boston Race/Ethnicity Death Data: 

(Updated Monday-Friday)

Race/Ethnicity

Deaths

Percentage of Known Deaths

Asian/PI

109

8%

Black/African-American

453

32%

Latinx/Hispanic

189

14%

Other

46

3%

White

601

43%

Total Race/Ethnicity Identified Deaths in Boston

1,398

99.9% of total deaths in Boston have known Race/Ethnicity data

Total Deaths in Boston

1,399

 


Although complete data on race and ethnicity among COVID-19 positive cases in Boston residents has not been reported to the City of Boston, the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) is actively working to collect available data for public release.

NOTE: Information on race and ethnicity data is collected and reported by multiple entities and may or may not reflect self-reporting by the individual case. A classification of "missing" indicates that no reporter knew the race and ethnicity of the individual, the individual refused to provide the information, or that the originating reporting system does not capture the information. "Other" indicates multiple races or another race that is not listed above.

Click HERE for the latest COVID-19 Core Metrics: 07-30-2021

These are the core metrics critical to inform response leadership. BPHC and the City of Boston use this data to monitor the progress of the City's response, to guide decision making and to shape our response moving forward during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Click here for archived COVID-19 Metrics reports. 

Click HERE for the Weekly COVID-19 Vaccination Report: 07-26-2021
This report on the COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the City will be released weekly. The City will analyze data to see where there are gaps and target solutions to address inequitable access or acceptance. Click here for archived COVID-19 vaccination reports.  

All Boston Testing Data - Cumulative Community Positivity

The "Cumulative Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time (their first negative, their first positive), regardless of the number of times an individual is tested, to assess the level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods since the start of the pandemic. College ordered testing included. (As of July 27, 2021). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

OF TESTED, CUMULATIVE % POSITIVE​

TESTING RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS​

East Boston - 02128

45,056

17.4%

96,013.0

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

61,030

16.6%

75,457.5

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

55,688

15.9%

86,637.5

Hyde Park - 02136

29,222

15.5%

85,387.0

Mattapan - 02126

20,276

​14.6%

68,520.8

Roslindale - 02131

27,413

13.1%

81,173.2

South Boston - 02127, 02210

39,625

12.4%

98,830.2

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

49,487

11.3%

114,747.1

West Roxbury - 02132

22,720

10.5%

79,755.7

Charlestown - 02129  

16,507

8.7%

85,026.3

South End - 02111, 02118 

42,402

8.5%

118,587.1

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135 

68,832

7.6%​

103,374.6

Jamaica Plain - 02130

40,484

7.5%​

100,265.0

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113​

57,161

6.4%​

102,580.6

Fenway - 02115, 02215

91,614

3.8%​

167,401.8

Boston

697,044

10.4%

102,595.0

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)

Neighborhood Testing Data - Current Community Positivity

The "Current Community Positivity" calculation counts each individual person one time within 7 days to better assess the current level of COVID-19 infection in the City and neighborhoods. Excludes college-ordered testing. (July 21-27). 

NEIGHBORHOOD

​NUMBER TESTED

POSITIVE 
TESTS

% POSITIVE

Dorchester - 02121, 02125

1,285

60

4.7%

Roxbury - 02119, 02120

946

38

4.0%

Hyde Park - 02136

824

31

3.8%

Dorchester - 02122, 02124

1,603

59

3.7%

South Boston - 02127, 02210

901

32

3.6%

Charlestown - 02129

485

17

3.5%

Roslindale - 02131

863

24

2.8%

East Boston - 02128

1,131

30

2.7%

Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, Downtown, & North End - 02108, 02114, 02116, 02199, 02222, 02109, 02110, 02113

1,591

40

2.5%

South End - 02111, 02118

1,045

26

2.5%

Jamaica Plain - 02130

1,325

30

2.3%

Mattapan - 02126

536

12

2.2%

Fenway - 02115, 02215

793

17

2.1%

Allston/Brighton - 02163, 02134, 02135

1,516

32

2.1%

West Roxbury - 02132

685

10

1.5%

Boston

15,872

468

2.9%

*N/A = Unable to calculate due to small counts (N<5)


Click here for the BPHC 07-30-2021 Weekly COVID-19 Report

Number of deaths at long-term care facilities: 514 (Updated weekly: 07-26-2021)

ABOUT OUR RESPONSE:

Since January, BPHC and Boston EMS have taken extensive steps to prepare for a potential outbreak of COVID-19.

BPHC is engaging in daily communications with the CDC, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH), City of Boston departments and other community partners to make sure we have the latest information on guidance, best practices and recommendations. BPHC will provide updated information on this website and on our social media channels as it becomes available.

We are confident the City of Boston continues to be ready for a safe and effective response as the situation develops.

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19?

Visit the BPHC Main COVID-19 Page

Call 311 or 211

Call the Mayor's Healthline: 

617-534-5050 or Toll-Free: 1-800-847-0710

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